Man accused of wielding blood-filled syringe to rob bank

A MAN who allegedly used a blood-filled syringe to rob a Ballina bank in 2017 remains behind bars.

James David Vinall was extradited from Perth to Sydney in January.

He's been charged with armed robbery with an offensive weapon and demanding property with menace with the intent to steal.

Police will allege Mr Vinall committed armed robbery at a River St bank in Ballina on January 11, 2017, where he demanded money from the teller.

The teller handed over cash as Mr Vinall allegedly wielded a blood-filled syringe before he fled.

No one was injured during the alleged robbery.

Mr Vinall's matter was briefly mentioned before Lismore Local Court on Wednesday, where he was denied bail.

The matter was adjourned, and Mr Vinall is expected to appear via video link on May 27 at Lismore Local Court.



COVID SCHOOL RULES: Find out what’s changed

Premium Content COVID SCHOOL RULES: Find out what’s changed

From Monday, parents and schools across NSW will have a new set of coronavirus...

We’re fast becoming an unaffordable rich ‘enclave’

Premium Content We’re fast becoming an unaffordable rich ‘enclave’

OPINION: Workers on average wages are being shut-out of the housing and rental...

Designer bags, fast cars: Grounded richlisters spend big

Designer bags, fast cars: Grounded richlisters spend big

This is how the super-rich 1 per cent in Queensland have survived